” To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
Thanks to Living cafe, my interest for raw food has now been heightened. I was even thinking about starting a 7-Day raw food diet challenge on my own to see if I could survive eating raw food in Singapore for a week with so many temptations of good non-raw food ‘lurking’ around.
Wheatgrass Slammer (SGD 5)
Double wheatgrass shot with a small wedge of lemon
The vegan’s espresso veggie shot – a highly concentrated drink which is sure to prep you up for the day.
Steamed greens do looked pretty daunting sometimes because you would just be thinking, “these high fibrous plate of greens looked tasteless”. It may not really whey your appetite but just tell yourself how much these greens are going to change your body and the way you feel once you start eating it.
The roasted pumpkin and spinach salad is the most palatable one out of the three dishes we ordered. Since it’s roasted, you can’t exactly label this as raw food or even vegan-friendly due to the presence of goat cheese. If you’re exactly not into raw food but just wanted a healthy and hearty meal, this pumpkin and spinach sandwich is one great option for you. The fresh creamy goat cheese,which has a slight dairy cream taste, is the one that really enhances the overall taste of the roasted pumkpin sandwiched in between toasted slices of bread.
Besides this chocolate cake, they had ‘cheesecake’ made from blended cashew nuts, dates and agave. Again, there isn’t any cheese in it but just purely non-dairy natural food products which are blended together in a food processor, moulded and cooled to form a cake. Wouldn’t you be interested to find out how the ‘cheesecake’ could taste like? I have to try it the next time I’m back here. But a slice of this raw cake don’t come cheap. It costs about SGD 8.50 per slice.
I was typically intrigued, once again, by how vegans and raw food dieters could actually make a delicious cake without baking it. It’s not only healthy but super easy to make. In fact, if your family is on a raw food diet, all you will need is a food processor, blender, juicer or a dehydrator ( to remove moisture from food). The simplicity behind preparing raw food meals is indeed quite attractive so to speak.
I’m really inspired to make raw desserts. Watch this space for such ‘raw’ recipes!